NASPEX NATURAL HERBAL COLOR (Ayurvedic)
Therapeutic usage in
Madder’s leafy tops sprawl untidily over the ground and their clusters of tiny yellow flowers look insignificant. Yet to the dyer, madder is a miracle of nature because its roots contain alizarin, one of the most valuable red dye pigments ever known.
Cures visa (poisoning), sopha (edema), yoni sula (pain in female genital organ), aksi sula (pain in the eyes), raktatisara (diarrhea associated with bleeding), kustha (obstinate skin diseases including leprosy), vitiation of blood, visarpa (erysipelas), vrana (ulcer) and meha (obstinate urinary diseases including diabetes).
Terminalia chebula is generally known as Harade or Haritaki in India, it is an important medicinal plant used all over India. In English it is commonly known as “black myrobalans”.
Haritaki is a wonderful fruit with multiple health benefits. It have rich source of Vitamin C and minerals like selenium, manganese, potassium, iron and copper which is beneficial for skin. Haritaki have been successfully used to treat various skin disorders associated with allergies, urticaria (hives), skin rash and other problems related to skin.
Our indigo is a natural dye extracted from the leaves of certain plants, and this process was important economically because blue dyes were once rare.
(Indigo dye produced today – several thousand tons each year – is synthetic)
Medicated hair oil, abdominal disorders, leucorrhoea, toxicities, fever, arthritis, jaundice, inflammation, Rheumatic arthritis.Cures moha (unconsciousness), bharma (giddiness), udara (obstinate abdominal diseases including ascites), plihan (spleen disorder) and vata rakta (gout).
Turmeric belongs to the same family as ginger, Sometimes known as ‘Indian saffron’, It is the source of the familiar yellow colour of many Asian curry dishes. Both the culinary spice and the dye are obtained from its root. Turmeric was and is still used for textile painting and printing in India.
Cures tvagdosa (skin diseases), meha(obstinate urinary disorders including diabetes), asra (vitiation of blood), sopha (edema), pandu (anemia) and vrana (ulcer).
The succulent pomegranate fruit yields an ocher-yellow dye and the skin is rich in tannin, which improves colorfastness. The pomegranate dye lacks brilliance so it is often mixed with turmeric root to make the color brighter. In India and Southeast Asia it is used as a mordant and a dye.
The pomegranate is hailed as a kind of wonder fruit – and this is something Ayurveda has been aware of for centuries. There is a very famous saying in India. “One pomegranate for a hundred diseases.” Hrdya (cardiac tonic), rocana (appetiser) and constitutive.
The outer skin of this common vegetable is one of the most useful and readily available dyestuffs. It is ideal for a novice dyer’s first experiments since it reliably produces rich, vibrant shades of orange, yellow, rust, and brown on all fibers, and does not impart any odor to the dyed materials.
Cures svasa (dyspnoea), kasa (cough), gulma (phantom tumour), Jvara (fever), aruci (anorexia), sotha (edema), arsas (piles), kustha (obstinate skin discases including leprosy), sula (colic pain) and krimi (parasitic infestation).
Cutch is an important historical brown dye that comes from the heartwood of the cutch tree (Acacia catechu). It is a very easy dye to use and it is both light-fast and wash-fast, as well as being inexpensive. Cutch is an excellent dye for cottons as it is high in tannins, and it is also suitable for silk and wool.
Khadira is a very famous skin benefiting Ayurvedic herb. Its botanical name is Acacia catechu and it belongs to Mimosoideae family. A famous Ayurvedic skin tonic – Khadirarishta is prepared with this herb as the main ingredient. Of all the herbs to treat skin diseases, Khadira is the greatest.